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Will Democrats have the courage to disable the filibuster rule?

Obama's appeal helped the Democrats secure wide gains in the House and Senate.

A wave of progressive women candidates could help steer the next Congress in new directions on war and peace, fair trade and civil liberties.

Nothing brings left and right together like a Big Government intervention on behalf of Big Money.

Fear-mongering pundits and pols question the patriotism of lawmakers and taxpayers who oppose the bailout. They've got it all wrong.

We suffer not only from the loss of innocent life on 9/11, but because the attacks became the rationale for an unjust war. It's time to face the truth.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi talks about politics, sexism, impeachment, Obama, and her own personal VP pick.

The debate over the Climate Security Act reveals a lot about how the next Congress--and the next President--will address the most urgent issue facing humanity.

The visionary professor who inspired the "free culture" movement takes on money in politics.

As Congress grapples with the wave of foreclosures and bankruptcies resulting from the subprime mess, why are some Dems siding with the banks?

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Zero job growth, a 16.2 percent real unemployment rate, a shrinking work week, declining pay: Obama has his Labor Day work cut out for him.

September 2, 2011

President Obama will propose a needed jobs program. But how to get it through a Congress that growls, “America's broke”? Fight for a financial transactions tax.

August 31, 2011

The former senator is organizing a national push to get Democrats on the Congressional “super-committee” to commit to fight cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, to oppose any giveaways to corporations and to tax the billionaires.

 

August 24, 2011

Instead, of making a comeback bid for office, Russ Finegold will be organizing and campaign as a citizen with much to say about foreign policy and the need for sweeping reform of our politics.

August 19, 2011

Congress is technically on recess—but the Republican Congress is still holding symbolic meetings to prevent Obama's recess appointments.

August 11, 2011

The IMF warns that an international crisis looms, as Pelosi condemns Boehner for going “to the dark side.”

July 31, 2011

As Boehner battles Bachmannite Republicans who would crash the economy for political purposes, Obama recognizes that the only hope is with the Senate—not a divided and dysfunctional House.

July 29, 2011

The Speaker admits that some Republicans want to create chaos in order to blackmail Democrats into passing a balanced budget amendment.

July 27, 2011

Obama's deal could include deep cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, without addressing the need for new revenues. That's a bad deal—and progressives are speaking out against it.

July 21, 2011

The president and some Republicans like the bipartisan deficit reduction scheme, but Sanders calls it a threat to the safety net and economic fairness.

July 19, 2011